Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Principal Investigator: Kenneth Simpson

Contact Information: Email: kws5@cornell.edu; Phone: 607-253-3251
Sponsor: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Grant Number: 3142
Title: Functional Analysis of Crohn’s Associated Adherent and Invasive E. coli
Annual Direct Cost: $117,000
Project Period: 01/01/11-12/31/13

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):The overall goals of this project are to identify the selection pressures in the enteric microenvironment (chemical and bacterial) that drive the proliferation of AIEC, and to elucidate bacterial attributes that enable A1EC to adhere to and invade the intestinal epithelium.